Babe Ruth blasted the first home run in MLB All-Star Game history. And nearly 90 years later, it still seems that nobody else should’ve held that distinction.
The Sultan of Swat smacked a two-run shot to right field off National League starter Bill Hallahan in the third inning of the inaugural All-Star Game on July 6, 1933, at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. That gave the American League a 3-0 lead.
Ruth started in right and batted third in the AL lineup, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in a 4-2 victory over the NL. A crowd of 47,595 witnessed the game at the ballpark, according to published reports.